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The Lime Tree Restaurant

8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
0161 445 1217
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Ranked #117 of 1,655 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $63
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A few friends have mentioned The Lime Tree, and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious; the environment pleasant, and the staff very attentive. We'll certainly be back! (Would be nice to see calves liver on the menu though!)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We used to visit here regularly but stopped as we felt it had gone down a bit - especially the service. Delighted to say we visited with friends last night and the food was fabulous! Each of us really enjoyed our choices - the courgette fritters were especially delicious! Service was ok. All in all I'm delighted to say this... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A birthday celebration at The Lime Tree. For two of us the bill came to £72, including a couple of glasses of wine. This is a fine dining experience (or at least, it is to me!) and to be savoured whilst knowing that the service will be relaxed and fairly informal. The Lime Tree is also a good destination for... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Back again...party of nine. Food really nice and some dishes were outstanding. Tender steak, crispy duck confit,fab haddock, tasty crab starter, crispy fishcake, tasty summer pudding and a HUGE eaton mess, to name but a few. Obliging attentive service and very reasonably priced for the overall quality. I'll be back! (Sorry Arnie S)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food and ambience were very good (perhaps too many tables squeezed in), but the service definitely needs some improvement. Whilst most of the waiting staff were very attentive, one of the waiters - who seemed more senior than the other waiting staff - was less knowledgable about the menu and, sorry to say, looked quite scruffy! As other reviewers... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited The Lime Tree on a Saturday night, and enjoyed the restaurant very much. The food was very good, and as we hadn't visited the place before, I asked when booking for a 'table with a view'. And this request was granted. The only thing I thought needed addressing, and the people in my party also agreed - the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Popped in for an early-evening "offer menu" meal. Choice on menu was limited to three courses and I think the servings are slightly smaller than normal and don't come with side dishes. However a starter, main & dessert were plenty filling and each course was perfectly cooked and tasted fantastic. Our party was smaller than originally booked due to illness... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We dine here quite regularly and the food absolutely never fails! I am convinced they have some of the best chefs in the whole of Manchester. On our most recent visit each of our party started with cauliflower soup, very tasty and comforting, with a side of lovely fluffy bread - the only slight issue being the portion size, a... More

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Milton Keynes UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had not been here for many years but has always had a good reputation so got a last minute booking. Food was of a very good standard and good value for money.... Nothing amazing but good quality ingredients done well. Only disappointment was the service which was a little sloppy and slapdash.... No consistency on waiter.... Long wait for drinks... More

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Lymm
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the restaurant as a family of four adults to celebrate my Mothers birthday. I had always wanted to eat here after reading some very good reviews on Trip Advisor and from personal recommendations from friends and family. Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted warmly and quickly shown to our table. The environment of the dinning area was... More

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